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KansasFest

An annual Apple II computer convention held every July in Kansas City, Missouri. http://www.kansasfest.org/

KansasFest is the world's only annual convention dedicated to the Apple II computer that revolutionized the personal computing industry. Held every year in Kansas City, Missouri, KansasFest invites hobbyists, retrocomputing enthusiasts, and diehard aficionados to gather from all corners of the world. Hackers, programmers, users, gamers, and curious observers come from Hawaii, Massachusetts, Florida, England, Australia, Japan, and many other places by plane, train, bicycle, and Vespa. What do they do once they're at KansasFest? Attendees build, buy, sell, and swap hardware, including Ethernet cards, CompactFlash adaptors, and replacement floppy drives. They code well into the night to compete in the annual HackFest. They give presentations on everything from overlooked software gems to new product demonstrations to emulating the Apple II on modern cell phones. They wander from room to room, checking out and showing off each other's setups, chatting with old friends and making new ones, ordering pizza and making 3 AM trips to Denny's and watching movies like WarGames. KansasFest is about a computer and a camaraderie unlike anything else. The Apple II attracts people of a certain mindset and spirit who exhibit a rare creativity, resilience, dedication, history, and nonconformity. The Apple II has lasted for more than 30 years, and the friendships and memories made at KansasFest will last even longer.

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by Anthony Martino and Henry Courbis
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Learn more about Ultimate Micro’s new replacement power supply for the Apple II. The Universal PSU Kit is designed to be installed in your existing Apple II or /// Power Supply Enclosure and replace your old Power Supply PCB. All connections can be made by the user and are safe, simple, and designed to last for the next decade and beyond of use. The Kit is also uninstallable and the enclosure isn’t modified in any way.
Topic: Ultimate Micro PSU
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E7 E7 E7 EE: the story of the greatest copy protection ever invented Presented by Mark Pilgrim. Learn the secret behind the bitstream that revolutionized Apple II copy protection: a runtime routine that could determine if it was running on an original disk. A presentation at KansasFest, July 16 2015.
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II copy protection, E7 bitstream, copy protection techniques
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by Melissa Barron
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Through custom coding and modification, Melissa Barron has modified the classic Oregon Trail to use in-game text that's a blend of l337, chatspeak, and LOLcats syntax. Learn about the process of hacking this game and see it in action on an Apple IIc. Learn more at http://melissabarron.net/ or see her similar presentation at Notacon 7 at http://notaconmedia.com/2010media.shtml#schedule
Topics: KansasFest 2010, Melissa Barron, Apple II, Oregon Trail, game modification
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by Ken Gagne
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Steam is the largest online marketplace for PC, Mac, and Linux games, making it easy for independent game developers to distribute their software. But indie game developers often lack the resources of major game studios. What they lack in funding, they make up for in creativity, turning to classic games and genres for inspiration. We'll look at many Steam titles where the Apple II influence is strong, suggesting modern games that will appeal to classic gamers.
Topic: Ken Gagne Steamed Apples
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by Rob McMullen and Kevin Savetz
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Rob McMullen and Kevin Savetz are two Atari 8-bit podcasters who are huge fans of the classic platform game Jumpman. They interviewed the author, Randy Glover, in the Antic podcast interview series and discovered that the source code is likely lost forever. They began reverse engineering the Atari 8-bit version using Omnivore (Rob's Linux/Mac/Windows program for reverse engineering 8-bit disk images) with the intent to create new levels and add new features to the game. They will demo Omnivore...
Topic: Jumpman
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by Ken Gagne
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For your amusement, Ken Gagne entertains KansasFest 2011 attendees with some of the latest Internet memes, demonstrating and tying together variations on three different cat themes: Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat, and Debbie from eHarmony. Guaranteed to bring out the laughs.
Topics: Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat, Debbie, eHarmony, Gregory Brothers, Gregory Bros, meme, KFest, KansasFest,...
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by Martin Haye
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Martin Haye's Super-Mon is a set of fancy extensions to the Apple II system monitor. This fairly technical session follows the creation of a small but interesting assembly language program that demonstrates the concepts and capabilities of Super-Mon.
Topics: KansasFest, Martin Haye, Apple II, Monitor, Extension
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by Steve Weyhrich
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A spoof of the line delivered by Horatio Caine just before the theme music on most episodes of CSI: Miami. This project features photos and video of KansasFest attendees past and present, and several 2012 attendees who were stabbed with floppy disks, strafed, bombed, and crushed by boulders. Created by Steve Weyhrich of apple2history.org at KansasFest 2012, using iMovie 11 v9.0.6 and Bad Robot Interactive's "Action Movie FX" iPhone app.
Topics: Steve Weyhrich, 2012, CSI, Stavros Karatsoridis, Ken Gagne, Geoff Weiss, Brian Wiser, Carrington...
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by Randy Brandt
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Get the inside story of AppleWorks from the only programmer who worked on three major releases (3, 4, 5). Best-known for creating the first macro add-on for AppleWorks and developing it into a full-blown programming language, Randy Brandt also contributed more than a dozen applications to the TimeOut series and was the AppleWorks project manager and primary data base developer from version 3.0 on. He worked for Beagle Bros, Claris, Quality Computers and his own JEM Software as the only...
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, Apple II, 2012, Randy Brandt, AppleWorks, AWP, Beagle Bros, Quality Computers,...
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by Ivan Drucker
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Serve files to your Apple II the cheap and easy Way! If you have an enhanced Apple IIe or an Apple IIgs, then you have a computer that can access files shared from a current-day Mac, Windows, or Linux computer, and even boot ProDOS or GS/OS from the network instead of a disk. Ivan Drucker's session shows you the plan to get your II on the LAN. Download A2SERVER from http://appleii.ivanx.com/a2server/
Topics: LAN, networking, Mac, Windows, Linux, A2Server, Ivan Drucker, KansasFest, KFest, 2011, network,...
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by Steve Weyhrich
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Steve Weyhrich, curator of the Apple II History Web site, unveiled at KansasFest 2010 the redesign of his site to use WordPress. Presented remotely, this presentation was captured via a combination of screencast and external microphone. Find the history site at http://apple2history.org
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, Steve Weyhrich, Apple II, history, WordPress, redesign, Apple2History, museum,...
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by Quinn Dunki
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Presented by Quinn Dunki. Mouse programming on the Apple II is a fascinating mix of old and new software paradigms. It's old fashioned ROM-entry-point style programming, but with slight nods towards modern API design and relocatable driver code. I spent some time working out all the gotchas in this, and will share that hard-earned knowledge with you. You'll leave the session with a basic mouse driver that you can tweak and use in your own programs. KansasFest - July 16, 2015
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, Apple II mouse, computer mouse, Quinn Dunki
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by John Morris
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John will discuss the development of the Applesauce floppy drive controller that enables you to connect your Apple II floppy drive directly to your modern computer via USB. He will also discuss how to use the software and various other topics around disk imaging and copy protection.
KansasFest
by Stavros Karatsoridis
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Ever want to use your Apple II as a terminal for your Macintosh? Stavros Karatsoridis demonstrates what cables, adapters, and software are needed to connect your Apple II to the Terminal application in Mac OS X. Includes an ADTPro tutorial.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Stavros Karatsoridis, Apple II, ADTPro, serial, terminal, Mac, OS X
KansasFest
by Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini
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KansasFest 2017, the 29th annual Apple II convention, is scheduled for July 18 – 23 in Kansas City, Missouri. Antoine Vignau and Olivier Zardini, the French Brutal Deluxe Software programming team known for countless original Apple II programs and archiving efforts, will join us with a keynote presentation to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apple II. Vignau and Zardini founded Brutal Deluxe Software in 1992 focusing on 16-bit software. The team created programs, such as the Convert 3200...
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by Peter Neubauer
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The growth of the personal computer made computer-controlled robots popular and accessible to hobbyists. "Turtles" are a style of small, mobile robot resembling cybernetic animals. Join Peter Neubauer at KansasFest 2011 for a photo tour and comparison of several turtle robots contemporary with the Apple II.
Topics: turtles, robots, Peter Neubauer, Apple II, KFest, KansasFest, 2011
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by Steve Weyhrich
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A tour of a scale model of an Apple II Plus, built in the game Minecraft, by Steve Weyhrich. Find the videos used in this presentation at http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL305A535804065D37
Topics: KansasFest, 2011, KFest, Steve Weyhrich, Minecraft, Notch, Apple II
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by Rebecca Heineman
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Keynote for Kansasfest 2015 was presented by "Burger" Becky Heineman. Heineman learned programming at age 16 and gained fame in 1980 as the first National Space Invaders Champion with a score of 165,200. Her career soon blossomed with credits in over 250 games including classics such as Tass Times in Tonetown, Dragon Wars, Crystal Quest, The Bard’s Tale III: The Thief of Fate, Battle Chess, and Wolfenstein 3D. She developed numerous titles for the Apple IIgs, other contemporary...
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Rebecca Heineman, keynote
KansasFest
by Melody Ayres-Griffiths
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Canadian Melody Ayres-Griffiths and her Australian wife April will be demonstrating the successor to their Apple II BASIC interpreter DiscoRunner, the Go-ported quasi-emulator PERCOL-8, a compatible, cloud-connected, 3D-enhanced update to the Apple II environment intended to introduce today's kids to 1980s computing "with the rough edges filed down and sparklers applied." PERCOL-8 provides numerous enhancements while maintaining compatibility with both Integer and Applesoft BASIC,...
Topic: KFest 2016: PERCOL-8: Re-inventing the Apple II for Today's Kids
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by Ken Gagne
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In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone's App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple's new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at kansasfest.org/downloads/
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Rob Walch, iOS, iPhone, iPad
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by Tony Diaz
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Keeping those disks a-spinnin': How to make your 5.25" and 3.5" disk drives work like they never have before, and then some. Tony Diaz demonstrates how to disassemble and reassemble like a pro.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Tony Diaz, floppy, disk, drive, maintenance
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Each year, the KansasFest committee bestows the the Apple II Forever award upon members of the Apple II community for their contributions to the platform. At KansasFest 2012, Beagle Bros alumnus and AppleWorks developer Randy Brandt, attending KansasFest for the first time in nearly two decades, was honored with an Apple II Forever award. The first-ever recipient of the award, former Beagle Bros president Mark Simonsen, delivered this remote message to the honoree.
Topics: Apple II, KansasFest, KFest, Mark Simonsen, Randy Brandt, AppleWorks, ProntoDOS, Beagle Bros
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M0100 – Great Apple Mouse, or Greatest Apple Mouse Ever? Presented by Charles Mangin. A deep dive into the Apple M0100 Mouse, the Apple II mouse interface, and updating them for the modern era. A presentation at KansasFest, July 16, 2015.
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, Apple II mouse, M0100 mouse, Charles Mangin,...
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by Wayne Arthurton
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Recent experiments with fractal algorithms in pure Applesoft BASIC have revealed methods for optimizing code to achieve acceptable speeds on a 4Mhz IIc Plus. In this session, Wayne Arthurton demonstrates the effects of using and optimizing user-defined functions, vari able reuse, variable allocation order, and other techniques for improving BASIC calculation performance.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Wayne Arthurton, Apple, Apple II, Applesoft, BASIC, programming,...
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by Javier Rivera
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From Kansasfest 2015. Javier discusses his experience retrobriting, his techniques, disassembly, and examples of success. Includes an outdoor demonstration.
Topic: 2015 Kansasfest Retr0briting
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by Martin Haye
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P2E is a Martin Haye's Apple II emulator that runs on all iOS devices, along with desktop computers and probably Android as well. Written and highly optimized in Javascript, it's capable of emulating an Apple IIe at full speed on iPhone 3GS and above, including graphics and disk drive support. This session briefly covers (1) the technology involved, (2) innovative features such as quick transfer of disk images from PC to emulator and back, and easily searching and loading disks from larger...
Topics: Martin Haye, KansasFest, KFest, 2011, P2E, Pseudo-II Emulator, emulator, emulation, Apple II,...
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The Free Tools Association (FTA) released ActiveGS, a free IIgs emulator for IOS devices now available in the iTunes App Store. The year when the Apple IIgs has gone mobile is 2011, and KansasFest 2011 is a chance to see it in action, courtesy Geoff Weiss and Tony Diaz.
Topics: Geoff Weiss, Tony Diaz, KFest, KansasFest, 2011, Apple IIGS, ActiveGS, emulator, emulation, iOS,...
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by Rob Walch
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Rob Walch of Today in iOS podcast joins us for a look at tips, tricks, and the latest in Apple's iOS and related hardware.
Topics: KansasFest, 2011, KFest, Apple, Rob Walch, iOS, iPad, iPhone
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by Geoff Weiss
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Bite the Bag is a party game that is also a KansasFest tradition. For the second year in a row, Geoff Weiss hosted this event at Rockhurst University for KFest 2011 attendees. Many dared and many fell in this battle of balance.
Topics: party, bag, Bite the Bag, grocery, competition, contest, Apple II, KansasFest, KFest, 2011
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by Ken Gagne
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Thanks to the Internet and social media, cultural artifacts can be disseminated in a distributed fashion faster than ever before. When something attains phenomenon status via viral means, it becomes a meme. But, just like a real virus, memes can quickly die off. What's everyone talking about today that will be gone tomorrow? Ken Gagne demonstrates what a double rainbow means and who your man could smell like. Find these YouTube videos at http://www.showbits.net/2010/08/18/know-your-meme/
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ken Gagne, meme, double rainbow, Old Spice, trend, videos, commercials,...
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by Peter Neubauer
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The LOGO programming language, best known for "turtle graphics," was popular on the Apple II, especially in classrooms. LOGO is more than a child's game. It's a sophisticated programming language and a serious educational tool for teaching mathematics backed by decades of research on learning theory. Join Peter Neubauer as he discusses the history of LOGO and for a tutorial introduction to the language. Download Peter's slides at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/
Topics: KansasFest 2011, Peter Neubauer, Apple II, LOGO, programming
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by Eric Shepherd
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Let's take a look at the cutting edge of what the Web can do. It's not just about LOLcats and static news anymore. Eric Shepherd demonstrates how to create dynamic web applications using the latest technologies, including WebSockets. And, for the non-programmers, a few fun demos of what the web can do that you might not have known it can.
Topics: CSS, HTML5, Web, WWW, KFest2011, KansasFest, Eric Shepherd, Sheppy, WebSockets, WebKit, Mozilla
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by David Schmenk
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From Kansasfest 2015. PLASMA - a new programming language for the Apple II and more: Covers the development of PLASMA - Proto Language Assembler for Apple. Includes the history of VMs, development timeline, and usage in Lawless Legends/Rogue.
Topic: Kansasfest 2015 The Plasma Language
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by Quinn Dunki
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What's the theoretical maximum performance of Apple II Hi-Res graphics? How close can we really get to that? Sprite compiling is a technique we can use to find out. Quinn will start with a primer on working with Apple II Hi-Res graphics, and will conclude with an exploration of sprite compiling on this strange beast. Is 8-bit sprite compiling worthwhile? Come to this session and find out.
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by Quinn Dunki
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From Kansasfest 2015. WeeGUI is a new tool for generating quick and easy graphical user interfaces for your AppleSoft BASIC or assembly language programs. Whether you want to write the next ProTERM, or just want a nicer looking way to launch your rockets, WeeGUI has you covered. Keyboard control? No problem. Got mouse? Easy peasy. Come to this session and learn how WeeGUI works, get your free copy, and start building cooler programs!
Topic: Kansasfest 2015 Wee GUI
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For this talk, Jason Scott is covering two "terrific machines": The Apple II itself, and the mechanism of Archive.org and how this non-profit library is working so hard to collect so much history, including vintage computer history. Having been well-seasoned in a year and a half of working at the Archive, Jason will lay out how things work there, how to make the place work for you and efforts to save history, and some success stories of same. The talk was given remotely for KansasFest...
Topics: archive.org, Internet Archive, Jason Scott, Apple II, Kansasfest, kfest
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by Eric Shepherd
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The Apple IIgs Toolbox is big. Really big. It does a lot of stuff. You may know about a lot of it, but there's stuff in there that's not obvious. At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd takes a look together at some of the interesting bits you may not have noticed.
Topics: IIGS, KansasFest, KFest, 2011, Eric Shepherd, Sheppy, toolbox, programming
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by Jason Scott
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KansasFest is the largest annual gathering of Apple II enthusiasts in the world. Held each year, the event draws attendees from all over the world. For more info, see kansasfest.org. In 2009, Jason Scott was the keynote speaker. Jason is the host of the Textfiles.com web site, and creator of the "Get Lamp" video that chronicles text adventures, and "BBS: The Documentary" about computer bulletin board systems. He gave a fascinating talk about his projects, and his experience...
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2009, Jason Scott, Apple, Apple II, BBS, text adventures
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Compared to contemporary 8-bit machines, Apple II game graphics are challenging to program and lackluster. Several companies offered video cards based on the Texas Instruments TMS9918A Video Display Processor (VDP) to enhance the Apple II’s video capabilities. These cards saw limited sales and poor software support due to cost, but there’s much untapped potential including enhanced games, superior graphics, and original multi-monitor software. Peter Neubauer will lead a tour of the...
Topic: Apple II Graphics
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by Peter Neubauer
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"Once upon a time, only advanced programmers could achieve machine language speed." Learn how to use Macrosoft, a programming language from the same folks who brought us Nibble Magazine, to write Applesoft-like programs that achieve machine language speed, in this introduction to obtaining, using, and setting up Macrosoft and the companion Assembler. We'll write a small Macrosoft program during the presentation to help you get started writing your own programs. See...
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Peter Neubauer, Apple, Apple II, assembler, assembly, Nibble, Macrosoft
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by Mark Simonsen
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Mark Simonsen, former president of Beagle Bros Software, presented the keynote speech at KansasFest, held July 20-25, 2010, at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. This 21st annual Apple II convention was attended by retrocomputing enthusiasts from across North America, celebrating their favorite creation of Steve Wozniak.
Topics: Apple II, Beagle Bros, keynote, Kansas City, speech, presentation, KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Mark...
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by Mike Maginnis
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Mike Maginnis provides an overview of the Apple III and a look at all those nasty rumors about its allegedly poor design and engineering. Download the slides at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/ and read clarifications from the presenter at http://wp.me/pJsxq-43
Topics: KansasFest, 2011, KFest, Mike Maginnis, Apple, Apple III, Apple ///
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by Quinn Dunki
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The IIc Plus has been a bit of a dark horse in the 8-bit line. It was the only 8-bit that didn't have a full ROM source code listing in the manual, and very little seemed to be known about it. The Technical Reference Manual for it marked Apple's shift away from indulging hobbyists, and more towards locking things down. This will be a talk about Quinn’s odyssey to unlock the mysteries of the IIc Plus, and modify some of its more annoying behaviors.
Topic: KFest 2016 Quinn Dunki Picking Apart The IIc Plus ROM
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by Jason Scott
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Earlier this year, Jason put out a public call for Apple II floppies to image and bring online, and the results have been spectacular. Jason will cover how it's all gone, the arguments for and against such an effort, and how to break out of the usual suspects into some true deep floppy archaeology.
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by Javier Rivera
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2015 KFest - Apple II Monitor LCD Conversion Javier Rivera explains his techniques and tricks to convert Apple monitors to LCD. He will show his LCD conversion and also a small "show and tell" of past conversions and techniques. A presentation at KansasFest - July 16, 2015
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Apple II peripherals, LCD monitors, monitor conversion
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by David Schmenk
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Escape from the Homebrew Computer Club is a modern(ish) raycasted 2 1/2 D game for the Apple II. Creator David Schmenk describes how he came up with the concept, the technology designed in it, and how to play it. Download the game from http://schmenk.is-a-geek.com/Apple.html
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2011, David Schmenk, HBCC, Apple II, Homebrew Computer Club, game, Escape
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by T. Phelps
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Aiiee, which is pronounced as in "aiiee, schweinhund", is a new Apple II emulator that performs animated software visualization and time travel.
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by Daniel Kruszyna
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The Apple IIgs has a split personality. Most of the machine runs at a ~1MHz clock rate, keeping compatibility with earlier Apple IIs. Some components, however, can be decoupled and run at a faster rate. The FPI, or Fast Processor Interface, is the chip responsible for coordinating the interactions between these personalities. In this KansasFest 2011 session, Daniel "Krue" Kruszyna includes a high level overview of the FPI's responsibilities, along with a detailed look at some...
Topics: KFest, KansasFest, 2011, FPI, Daniel Kruszyna, Fast Processor Interface, CPU, IIGS, timing,...
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by David Szetela
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On July 18, 2007, David Szetela, founding editor of Nibble Magazine, delivered the keynote speech at KansasFest, an annual celebration of the Apple II. In this segment, he discusses the impact and legacy of John Sculley and Mike Harvey. Video by Ken Gagne.
Topics: KansasFest, Keynote, David Szetela, Apple II, John Sculley, Mike Harvey
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Each year, the KansasFest committee bestows the the Apple II Forever award upon members of the Apple II community for their contributions to the platform. At KansasFest 2012, telecommunications expert Geoff Weiss received this message from Ewen Wannop, creator of Spectrum, in recognition of his status in the community. (Unbeknownst to Ewen, who was not on-site at the event, he too received an award.)
Topics: Geoff Weiss, Ewen Wannop, Apple II, Apple II Forever, award, plaque, ceremony, tribute,...
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by Geoff Weiss
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GNO/ME is an open source UNIX-like extension for the Apple IIgs. Version 2.0.6 was released in 1999 (presented at KFest for the very first time in 2020) and has been often described as a central component to what would be included if GS/OS would have advanced. Topics covered by Geoff Weiss include how it compares with modern UNIX operating systems and what it will take to port code. Video courtesy Ed Eastman.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Geoff Weiss, GNO/ME, GNO, Apple II, Unix
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by Rob Walch
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In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone's App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone ) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple's new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/
Topics: KansasFest, 2010, KFest, Rob Walch, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Apple, tablet, mobile
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by Ken Gagne
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Open Apple , the Apple II community's only co-hosted podcast, is the product of endless hours slaving over a mixing board and audio editing software. Watch and learn what goes into recording an episode of the show. What would an episode sound like without this extensive post-production process?
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2011, Ken Gagne, Mike Maginnis, audio, Apple II, Open Apple, podcast, Apple
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by Ken Gagne
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Ken Gagne - Wordpress For Dummies A presentation at KansasFest 2012 Start your own Apple II Web site, blog, online business, or podcast with WordPress, a free and open-source content management system (CMS). Learn how to get started, how to install a theme, what the essential plugins are, and how to start publishing. Relevant webmastering tools, like Google Analytics, Feedburner, and Navicat will be reviewed. This session is aimed at beginners, with no knowledge of CSS, PHP, or MySQL necessary...
Topics: KansasFest, Kfest, Wordpress, blogging, Apple II
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Wouldn't it be great if you could put whatever machine language you wanted into a standard Applesoft program with practically no performance, dependency, or stability issues? With Ivan Drucker's Slammer, you can! Slammer is a new method for installing and executing machine language routines, at machine language speed, using 100% legal Applesoft. This presentation introduces Slammer, explains how to use it, and describes the unusual and extreme machine language programming behind its...
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ivan Drucker, Appke, Apple II, assembly, programming, development, machine...
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by Ken Gagne
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Over the past few years, there have been developments which allow greater support of disk images on the IIgs. Geoff Weiss demonstrates the latest technology with such products as MountIt by Brutal Deluxe and the SmartportVHD by Cedric Peltier.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2011, Geoff Weiss, MountIt, SPVHD, SmartPort, disk images, emulation, emulators,...
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The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also programmers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple - and Apple users - evolved over the years? Has using computers become more or less creative? What tradeoffs have we made between accessibility and empowerment? How do the Apple II...
Topics: KansasFest, 2010, KFest, iPod, iPhone, Apple, iOS, iPad, tablet, SDK, API, programming,...
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by Jay Graham
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This session will briefly cover the Pascal operating system and compare the various Pascal compilers and interpreters for the Apple II. It give an overview of the Pascal language itself, provide a useful guide to learning Pascal and then compare and contrast the available Pascal programming environments for the Apple II series of computers. This session is perfect for those of you who have mastered BASIC and want to delve into structured programming languages. No knowledge of programming will...
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, Pascal operating system, Pascal programming language
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by Martin Haye
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Martin Haye's NakedOS is a new Disk II operating system for the entire Apple II line of computers. In this session, its creator covers the project's rationale, design goals, API, disk format, Super-Mon integration and finally a few decision points and caveats for programmers considering NakedOS for their projects. Find it online at http://bitbucket.org/martin.haye/super-mon/
Topics: KansasFest, Martin Haye, Apple II, DOS alternatives, operating system, disk system
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From KansasFest 2016, held in Kansas City, MO. In modern times, there has finally emerged a combination of Apple II hardware and software that can preserve most copy protected original disks in their original form. But how can we ensure that such disk images are error-free? Mark will present some promising original research
Topics: Cracking, Passport, Kansasfest
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A presentation at KansasFest 2012. Get the inside story of AppleWorks from the only programmer who worked on three major releases (3, 4, 5). Best-known for creating the first macro add-on for AppleWorks and developing it into a full-blown programming language, Randy Brandt also contributed more than a dozen applications to the TimeOut series and was the AppleWorks project manager and primary data base developer from version 3.0 on.  He worked for Beagle Bros, Claris, Quality Computers and his...
Topics: Apple II, AppleWorks, KansasFest, Kfest, Randy Brandt
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by Tony Diaz
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From a collectors point of view, Tony Diaz covers the aspects of restoring the "new" look to various Apple II related products, and the pros and cons of various methods avail able and show some samples of work done and in addition cover what makes a system "complete" with regards to collect-ability, and what makes it "original" or "Like original".
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Tony Diaz, retroblasting, retrobrite, restoration, beige, age, hardware,...
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by Andy Molloy
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What is the demoscene all about? We’ll look at the Apple II’s place in this unique subculture and have a look at several well-known demos. A presentation at KansasFest 2012 by Andy Molloy Website: http://landsnail.com
Topics: Kansasfest, Kfest, Apple II, demoscene
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Most computer equipment contain EPROMs on their circuits: CPUs, printers, interface cards, or peripherals. The EPROM chips contain firmware code to control operation of the device. An EPROM looks like a large IC chip: It is wide, with 24 to 40 pins. There is a small round window in the center of the upper side of the chip, with a microlattice of fine metal wires visible through the clear quartz-glass window. The EPROM chips can be erased and reconfigured by hours of exposure to ultraviolet...
Topic: Apple II, Apple 2, KansasFest, EPROM, EPROMs, EEPSOMS
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by Kathryn Szkotnicki
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Join Kate as she demonstrates how to prepare small parts for mold-making, create the mold, and make copies of small plastic parts.
Topic: Kansasfest 2016 Kathryn Szkotnicki Silicone Molding And Resin
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by Kansasfest Staff
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The annual Kansasfest Tie Contest takes place, and with just three contestants it's a rather short affair this year. Afterwards, Sean Fahey makes the announcement of the dates for Kansasfest 2017, to great applause.
Topics: Tie Contest, Kansasfest, 2017
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by Jason Scott
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Infinite Apple II online experiences in the browser producing greater and greater fidelity in recovery of critical computer history, blah blah.... We've now achieved the dream of Apple II emulation - it's ubiquitous, it's in the browser and therefore instant, and it's repeatable. Now let's start treating it like a real technology and utility, and talk about how to work with it. This talk covers the basics of what's going on under the hood, the unique aspects of MAME's emulation of Apple II (and...
Topic: Kansasfest 2016 Jason Scott The Emularity Deep Dive
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by Eric Shepherd
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At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd of SheppyWare debuts and demonstrates v2.3 of Sweet16, the premiere Apple IIgs emulator for Mac OS X. Download Sweet16 from sheppyware.net/software-mac/sweet16/
Topics: Sweet16, Apple IIGS, IIGS, Sheppy, Eric Shepherd, SheppyWare, emulation, emulator, KansasFest,...
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by Ryan Suenaga
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Creator of the popular 'FishNDA', Ryan Suenaga proves that he doesn't suck by delivering this precorded video to KansasFest 2010, in which he announces the development of a send-only email NDA for the Apple IIGS, codenamed Melissa and officially named Emily II.
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ryan Suenaga, Apple, Apple IIGS, email, Melissa, Emily, NDA, SMTP, client
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by EGO Systems
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This montage of highlights from KansasFest 1995 is a tour de force of one of the earliest conventions to celebrate the Apple II personal computer. Features include the keynote address by Roger Wagner; the party game Bite the Bag; the roast of Steve Disbrow; sessions by Tony Diaz and Mike Westerfield; and a cavalcade of cameos by Margaret Anderson, Joe Wankerl, Jack Kells, Greg Nelson, Nate Trost, Scott Johnson, Ephraim Wall, Susan McGregor, Bruce Milyko, John Stankowski, Lunatic E'Sex, Tim...
Topics: Apple II, A2, KansasFest, KFest, 1995, Avila, Kansas City, Apple 2, Roger Wagner, EGO Systems,...
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by Ken Gagne
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The Apple II was a fantastic gaming machine. You may not have daily access to this vintage hardware, but many of its best entertainment titles have been remade for the Macintosh. Ken Gagne revisits classics like Arkanoid, Ultima, and Dark Castle in this session that showcases the best of new and old. Find links to the games and YouTube videos shown here at http://wp.me/pBeOH-1x
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ken Gagne, Arkanoid, Dark Castle, Ultima, games, gaming
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by Ken Gagne and Kevin Savetz
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Ken Gagne and Kevin Savetz, both experienced in interviews conducted in person, over the phone and over the internet, describe their methods, philosophies and advice for getting the most out of an interview opportunity. They also extensively describe how to MAKE those opportunities happen in the first place.
Topic: Interviews Kevin Savetz Ken Gagne Kansasfest 2016
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by Ivan Drucker
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If you've programmed in Applesoft, then you know that its INPUT command is not very capable. But now you don't need it! NuInput, by Ivan Drucker, is a powerful and flexible replacement for INPUT which makes it easy for any Applesoft programmer to specify maximum entry length and permitted keys, automatically convert lowercase, refuse blank entry, provide an ESCape, and much more! Download your copy at ivanx.com/appleii/
Topics: KansasFest, KFest, 2010, Ivan Drucker, Apple, Apple II, input, BASIC, NuInput, programming,...
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The oldest computer Michael ever programmed was the Burroughs 220. It was the last commercial vacuum tube computer, running at a blazing 5,000 instructions per second, with 5,000 eleven-digit words of memory! Many have probably seen it on TV, as Batman's "Crime Computer”. ;-) Yet, it could do wonderful things, like run Algol 58 and support interactive graphics. It was a "personal computer" to Michael, and he was delighted to find that he could simulate it (at about half its...
Topic: Emulating Burroughs 220